The Royal Academy of Arts is an independent institution, led by distinguished artists and architects whose purpose is to promote the creation, enjoyment and appreciation of the visual arts through exhibitions, education and debate.
Opening hours10am-6pm daily, until 10pm on Fridays
Getting thereNearest Underground Green Park and Piccadilly Circus, buses 9, 14, 19, 22 and 38 stop outside.
FacilitiesCycling to the Royal Academy
There is a bicycle rack in the courtyard.
We regret that we cannot accept suitcases, hold-alls or backpacks in the cloakroom or in the galleries. Items may be subject to search. Bags must be no larger than 280mm width by 380mm height and 400mm depth.
Designed by Norman Shaw in 1885, the renovation has been led by London-based architects MUMA. The Academy Restaurant is an ideal setting for art lovers to relax and enjoy a delicious buffet menu amid celebrated murals by Fred Appleyard, Harold Speed, Gilbert Spencer and Leonard Rosoman. The renovation has enabled these murals to be illuminated for the first time, fulfilling the original intentions of the artists. With no entrance fee to the Royal Academy, this is a great meeting place for anyone in the vicinity of Piccadilly and St James's.
12pm-3pm Saturday to Thursday (until 30 January 2007)
12pm-4.30pm Friday; table service dinner 6.15pm-10pm (last orders 8.30pm)
Designed by Foster Associates, and situated on the ground floor next to the lift, the cafÃ© has a light contemporary feel. Serving a range of freshly prepared sandwiches, cakes and pastries this is an ideal place to visit for a light snack and drink.
10amâ€“5.30pm daily (7.30pm Friday).
We welcome all dogs for disabled people, including guide dogs. Please ask a Red Collar security guard if you require a dog bowl for your dog.
We have two disabled parking spaces available for badge holders. Please telephone 020 7300 8028 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to book a parking space. We recommend that you book a least one week in advance of your...+ [ Read all ]
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